Dragon House by John Shors

By John Shors

Set in modern day Vietnam, DRAGON condo tells the story of Iris and Noah-two american citizens, who, as a fashion of therapeutic their very own painful pasts, open a middle to accommodate and train Vietnamese highway childrens. Irish and Noah locate themselves reborn in an unique land full of corruption and chaos, sacrifice and sweetness. encouraged via the road youngsters she meets, Iris walks within the footsteps of her father, a guy whom Vietnam either shattered and stored. in the meantime, Noah slowly rediscovers himself during the eyes of an unforeseen better half. Resounding with the strong topics of anguish, sacrifice, friendship, and love, DRAGON apartment brings jointly East and West, warfare and peace; and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.

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Or Q Bar? Remember the last time we were there? Was that just two nights ago? You won seven dollars. Remember that? The night was perfect and everyone came outside. I sold four fans and you . . you, Minh the Conqueror, won almost every game. What a night that was. Let’s go back there. Maybe we can find a game with someone who wants revenge. ” Minh finished the Coke, pleased that Mai was happy with his winnings. He nodded again and then began to put away his game. A waitress strode over to their table.

Though Iris was unsure, she knew what her father would say, knew he’d want her to bring Noah. “I’ll take him,” she finally replied. “If he wants to go. ” Mrs. Woods leaned against Iris, hugging her tight. “Thank you, thank you, Iris. You don’t know what this means to me. ” Iris stroked the older woman’s back, wondering how Noah’s presence would change things, wondering what the future held for them both. In four days she’d be on a plane with Noah, and they’d arrive in a country that had both destroyed and redeemed her father.

Would she somehow manage to fulfill the dream that had occupied his last years of life? Or would she fail him? Or watch Noah die? Anxious about her trip and what she might discover, Iris glanced atop a pile of books to where her plane ticket rested. She suddenly wanted to hold the ticket, to feel one more connection to her father. She wanted to leave. AT THE MOMENT THAT IRIS GLANCED at her plane ticket, a new day was unfolding in Vietnam, a country of a thousand faces, a thousand voices. To the south, immense wooden barges plowed through the muddy waters of the Mekong Delta.

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